– The i5-2320 belongs to the Intel’s Sandy Bridge processor, which is hailed by everyone for its excellent processor performance, but which, unfortunately does not impress it with its lackluster integrated graphics performance. On the top of it the i5-2320 does not even come with the HD Graphics 3000, but the low performance ( half the number of cores) HD Graphics 2000.
– The A8-3850, on the contrast is AMD’s APU ( Accelerate Processing Unit), that impresses with its Integrated graphics but does not perform anywhere near the Core i5-2330. Both have 4 cores but the Core i5-2320 is clocked slightly higher ( 3.0 GHz Vs 2.90 GHz) and performs better for a given clock.
– Depending upon whether you primary work with the desktop is computing oriented or the graphics/gaming oriented, the Core 5-2320 or the A8-3850 could be better suited.
Table : Core i5-2320 Vs AMD A8-3850 Feature Differences
|Feature||Core i5-2320||AMD A8-3850|
|Core Frequency||3.0 GHz||2.9 GHz|
|No. Of Cores||4||4|
|Cache Organization||6 MB Shared Cache||4 x1 MB L2 cache|
|Turbo Frequency||3.3 GHz||None|
|TDP Rating||95 Watts||100 Watts|
|64 Bit Support||Y||Y|
|Integrated Memory Controller||DDR3-1333||DDR3-1866|
|Integrated Graphics||Intel HD 2000 , Base 850 MHz, Turbo 1.10 GHz||Radeon HD 6550D GPU, 400 Shaders|
Table : Core i5-2320 Vs AMD A8-3850 Benchmarking Comparison
|Benchmarks||Core i5-2320||AMD A8-3850|
| PassMark CPU Mark Score
| Super Pi 2M (Lower in better)
||Not available||not available|
| 3D Mark 06 CPU
| Windows 7 Experience Score
Some more details of Core i5-2320
The Core i3-2320 bumps up the base and the turbo clock of the i3-2300 by 200 MHz making it more competitive. Other features stay same, including the integrated graphics.
Some more details of AMD A8-3850
The AMD A8-3850 is a Llano architecture based Quad-core processor. This processor comes with integrated memory controller, graphics card and northbridge on a single chip. The integrated graphics card is Mobility Radeon HD 6550D with the 400 DirectX 11 shader cores. The memory controller supports DDR3-1866 for the desktop. The maximum clock speed of this processor is 2.9GHz. There is no Turbo Boost technology to meet overclocking needs of the processor.
Further Suggested Readings
– The i5-2320 belongs to Sandy Bridge. Check out the Sandy Bridge Architecture.
– The A8-3850 belongs to the Llano Series. Take a look at at the Llano Architecture.